out of the box

the Box set
it’s a package of multiple tools to manipulate the nodegraph/viewer or as an extended menu. written in python with pyside as UI.



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Couple of years i started to write a small tool called hotbox for nuke. in the middle of this, a by far more advanced, yet very similar tool in approach came out. so i just left this work in progress version at the shelf since there was no need anymore. however, the other day i felt like i should finish it,so i did. it’s not exactly the same but pretty much what i had in mind back then.
basically it’s just an additional menu with option to design the function as you wish.



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The Channel Hotbox is a small tool written in PySide to easy and fast changing channels inside the active viewer. It also provides an option to shift-click the channels and shuffle them out after release.



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This little Script allows you to scale the distance between selected Nodes inside the Nodegraph. It is based on Frank Rueters ‘scaleNodes’ which you can find here.



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The MergeBox was a byproduct during the developing of the ChannelHotbox. Nevertheless i list it for sake of completion



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i have to admit i did not know about the “go to frame..” function within nuke until 2 years ago. by then i just wrote my own little window popping up and jumping to the desired frame. of course it’s pretty obsolete since there is a build in one. i still use mine.
could add an option like jump to start by typing -1 or “s”. same for end with “e”. eventually i’ll look into it.”